February 19, 2008 02:00 PM

Cristián de la Fuente will be one of 12 dancers taking a stab at the ballroom on the sixth season of ABC’s Dancing with the Stars. The Chilean actor will try out his new steps with none other than professional dancer Cheryl Burke, who’s been nominated for two Emmy Awards for her work as a choreographer.

The sixth season of the popular show will also feature actress Priscilla Presley, Yugoslavian tennis champ Monica Seles, NFL player Jason Taylor and American Pie star Shannon Elizabeth, among others.

De la Fuente, 33, is no stranger to the spotlight. In 2007 he participated in the Jennifer López-produced series La flor pálida, in which he played a character based on the singer’s ex, actor Ben Affleck. The upcoming season of Dancing with the Stars will kick off March 16. We’ll see if De la Fuente’s dance steps can rival his acting abilities.

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